ILRI scientists participate in the African dairy conference

ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program

Two senior agricultural economists with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) were among high-profile speakers at the 10th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition held in Nairobi on 24 to 26 September 2014.

Isabelle Baltenweck, interim program leader for ILRI’s Livelihoods, Gender and Impact (LGI) Program and Jo Cadilhon, an agricultural economist in the Policy Trade and Value Chains (PTVC) Program shared on dairy production and the policy and economic issues facing the dairy sector at the conference.

Themed ‘Discovering African dairy, refreshing mind-sets,’  the annual conference brought together more than 600 stakeholders in the dairy industry from across the world to discuss and share knowledge on issues facing the dairy sector. The African Dairy Conference and Exhibition also attracted more than 140 exhibitors comprising all actors along the dairy value chain including research institutes, processors, advisory service providers, credit providers and input and equipment suppliers among…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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